VIDEO: Air Force Tests Remote Controlled F-16s

First time ever.
Nobody in the cockpit


40,000 ft.
All remote controlled by a team on the ground at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida

USAF have recently turned to the use of F-16 Fighting Falcons. These warplanes are similarly modified and are unmanned, meaning that they are remotely controlled by someone on the ground.

US Air Force Will Now Train With Remote Controlled F-16s.
The first batch of planes manufactured by Boeing have already been delivered to the USAF and it is expected that over time, Boeing will deliver a grand total of 126 Q-F16s that will ultimately replace the F-4 Phantom IIs that are currently in rotation.

The Q-F16s will also be a stand-in for the MiG-29 Fulcrum and Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker which are a pair of fighter jets currently favored by Russia.

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